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Lender Reference List Policy

Private Lender Reference List Policy

 Williston State College (WSC) respects a student's right to choose their own lender for the purpose of obtaining a private student loan.  WSC also recognizes that a student may need assistance when asked for a name of a lender.  To provide that assistance, the WSC Financial Aid Office has developed a comprehensive reference list of lenders that have made private student loans to our students within the past three years.  Students are reminded that lender websites should be visited in order to make an informed decision.  

Since repayment benefits offered by lenders change often, the student is encouraged to do their own research to determine which lender provides the benefits that fit well for that particular student.  It is felt that the student and the parent(s) are in the best position to decide which loan terms and conditions most benefit them.  The purpose of providing a reference list of lenders is to help students understand what a lender is and that there are many options to consider in making their choice.  The WSC Financial Aid Office is monitoring events and information occurring on a national level and in Congress.  The method used at WSC to provide a reference list of lenders may change at any time depending on congressional action and/or Department of Education guidance concerning student loans.


The WSC Financial Aid Office follows ethical procedures and practices in working with student loans and the lenders and service agencies that provide them.  The Financial Aid Office does not:

            -make automatic referrals to specific lenders

            -deny application with any participating lender

            -create an unreasonable delay in processing applications with any lender    

Lender visits and gifts of nominal value that are offered may be accepted.  Under no circumstance are lender offers to be accepted in exchange for preferring any particular lender.  Williston State College does not enter into arrangements with any lender beyond the cooperation necessary to provide student loans and service to our students.